In the ongoing battle for the title of the nation’s second most repulsive preacher (Fred Phelps is pretty much unbeatable in first place), Steven Anderson may have taken the lead over Terry Jones with a recent sermon explaining how he keeps his wife in her proper place by picking her up and carrying her across the room every morning. Hemant has the transcript:
It puts us in the right role of our marriage, showing, like, “Hey, I’m stronger than you. I’m the boss.”…
Right away, it’s a masculine thing. And it’s a feminine thing to be carried. Ok? So basically, what it is, is it’s putting us psychologically and mentally in our proper roles of husband and wife.
“Hey, I’m a man and you’re a woman! I’m gonna pick you up. I’m gonna carry you to that side of the house and carry you back.” Ok?
… I’m not saying this is a necessary part of your morning ritual, ok? I’m not saying, you know, you need to be just like me. But I’m just showing you that I’m taking a decisive action that says, hey, I want my marriage to be right. I want it to be spiritually right. I want God on my side. I want to have the wisdom of God from the Book of Proverbs. I want be in the spirit first thing in the morning. And I want to have a close relationship with my wife that is a Male/Female relationship, not this 50/50 relationship that’s garbage that our world puts out.
It’s a Male/Female relationship. I’m the man. You’re the woman. I’m gonna pick you up and show you that. And if I ever want you to go somewhere that you don’t wanna go, you know what? I’m just showing you, I have the power to pick you up and take you there.
… I’ll tell you right now, I’m not ashamed to preach that. Because, you know what? I have a good marriage.
He could use that exact same justification for getting up every morning and beating the hell out of his wife too. It wouldn’t be terribly surprising if he did, of course. Here’s the video: